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Sriwijaya Air takes over Batam-Natuna route in Indonesia
Publication Date : 03-04-2014
Sriwijaya Air has taken over the flight service on the Batam-Natuna route from Sky Aviation, which has stopped operation since mid March 2014.
Sriwijaya already started serving the route on March 24 three times per day, head of the general administration of the Hang Nadim International airport of Baram, Suwarso said on Wednesday.
Sriwijaya flies from Batam at 11.10 local time every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday using Boeing 737-300/400/500 aircraft, Suwarso said.
“Currently it is only three times a week. We hope the airline could serve regular flight everyday on the route,” he saidas quoted by Antara news agency.
Sky Aviation stopped operation in the region on March 18, 2014 including flights to Pontianak, Natuna, Anambas, Bandar Lampung, Pangkal Pinang and Palembang.
“Until now Sriwijaya has taken over only the Batam-Natuna route. Other routes are still open for other airlines,” he said.
The Batam-Natuna route is also served by Wings Air, Suwarso said, adding the nations flag carrier Garuda Indonesia also plans to serve the route that will take around 90 minutes.
Sriwijaya Air also serves regular flights between Batam and Jakarta and between Batam and Jambi each once per day.